SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 11: An order of freahly cooked Buffalo chicken wings sits on a counter at Proposition Chicken on February 11, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Food supply chain issues are creating a shortage of chicken and chicken wings resulting in higher prices for the popular Super Bowl party snack. The retail price of chicken wings is up $0.30 since last year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A sixty-six year old woman, Vera Liddell was working as a “food service director” at a school district in Illinois. She was arrested though for stealing $1.5 million dollars worth of chicken wings!
We know the big game is coming up and chicken wings are a fan favorite for snacking, but that much chicken wings? Vera has worked at the school district for over a decade. During the pandemic, she started to over order chicken, then she would pick it up herself instead of have it delivered. She even used the district cargo van to pick them up.
Did the school ever see one of those chicken wings? Absolutely not. They never made it back to the school.
Vera was eventually caught because of all the foods she could have ordered that the school actually serves, she chose chicken wings, which the schools don’t serve because it contains bones.
It’s unclear why she did this or what she had planned to do with all those chicken wings, but now she can’t do anything with them! She’s currently being held on a $150,000 bond!
We have more on this story and other weird and wacky stories in today’s Other News!
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The Big Game is slowly creeping up on us! And you know what that means? Time to start planning your Super BowlParty food spread! You can have the biggest tv screen or movie screen showing the game. That means nothing unless you have the right beverages and the right food to go with it!
A survey was taken of the top Super Bowl Foods in each state. The results showed similar results across the board. The big states like California say Nachos are their top choice for game day foods! New York says buffalo wings. Hawaii says chips and salsa, Michigan went with pigs in a blanket, and Illinois also went with Buffalo Wings! What did Nevada choose? They went way off the norm and they said hummus was their favorite game day dish.
If we took all fifty states and tallied the top Super Bowl foods of each state, you’ll be kind of surprised at the results!
Now before we go through the top five Super Bowl foods, you should know that at a Super Bowl Party, there’s the drinks, the appetizers, and some go all out and add entree’s. The study taken showed that seventy-percent of Americans bypass any entree and stick to just appetizers. Forty-one percent of the people surveyed have admitted to overeat during the game, which is totally easy to do when you’re glued to the game and eating at the same time. The study also found that people actually look forward to the Super Bowl, not because of the game or even the commercials, but because of the food spread they’re about to partake in!
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If you want to know the drink results, non-alcoholic drinks ranked higher than alcoholic drinks during the game.
So what top five foods should you have at your Super Bowl party? This is the results of all fifty states!
We have more on this story and more in today’s edition of a Few Things You Should Know!
This was the shocker! You’d think pizza, hot dogs, or even wings would break the top five foods to serve at your Super Bowl party, but they didn’t. A few are in the top ten though! But at number one, it’s Meatballs! It’s become the most popular finger food to have. Cooked all different ways, usually with a small jar of toothpicks on the side to pick them up! Meatballs is your must have food you need to serve at this years Super Bowl party! It was also the number one Googled food to serve at your Super Bowl Party!
It’s funny that Guacamole ranked above chips and salsa. Usually if you have chips and salsa, guacamole is right next to it! But according to the survey taken, guacamole was searched more on Google than chips and salsa. And it was ranked as top food to to have at a Super Bowl party by more states in the U.S. than chips and salsa!
Chips And Salsa
What’s any party with out the perfect pairing of chips and salsa! Especially for the big game, a big bowl of tortilla chips and a big bowl of your favorite salsa next to it, you’ll find yourself dipping and dipping! That’s why it’s one of the top searched foods on Google! And ranked top food by most states in the U.S.!
Another food you’ll almost see at every Super Bowl party. Tator Tots are the perfect finger food. Served alone with dipping sauces on the side. Or loaded like nachos, but instead called Tatchos! Either way, this is a must have at your Super Bowl party!
Chili has been a staple food everyone has at their Super Bowl party! In fact there are parties where you’ll find over five different types and styles of the classic food! With that being said, you’d thing it would be the top food to serve. Surprisingly it’s not! It didn’t even crack the top three! I was ranked fifth.